PEOPLE: Did the Northmen discover Vinland in North America?

John Wood’s explores documents discussing the presence of Vikings in North America.  He quotes the work of Arthur Weise who wrote The Discoveries of America to the Year 1525, published in 1884 and which discusses legends of lands to the … Continue reading PEOPLE: Did the Northmen discover Vinland in North America?

LOOKING BACK – Development of Fort La Tour taking shape, set to open next year – CBC 2019

CBC News was granted a sneak peek of work being done on a $1.8M project to re-create historic settlement CBC News · Posted: Oct 23, 2019 7:05 AM AT   Work continues on the Place Fort La Tour project in Saint John. … Continue reading LOOKING BACK – Development of Fort La Tour taking shape, set to open next year – CBC 2019

EXPLORE PEI: Best beaches on P.E.I. to find sea glass

‘If you explore beyond the popular spots you can still find lots’ Sara Fraser · CBC News · Posted: Jul 16, 2017 8:00 AM AT | Last Updated: July 16, 2017 Beachcombing for interesting shells and beach glass has become an increasingly popular pastime … Continue reading EXPLORE PEI: Best beaches on P.E.I. to find sea glass

WIKIBOOK – Go Downeast to Newfoundland and Labrador

Created before the pandemic, this wikibook outlines the attractions you could enjoy on a trip to Newfoundland and Labrador. Things may have change somewhat but still a great guide to use for a real or virtual trip. check it out … Continue reading WIKIBOOK – Go Downeast to Newfoundland and Labrador

‘My Octopus Teacher’ Stuns Audiences, Reinforces Power of Nature – EcoWatch

 Tiffany Duong Sep. 24, 2020 10:33AM EST In ‘My Octopus Teacher,’ Craig Foster becomes fascinated with an octopus and visits her for hundreds of days in a row. Netflix In his latest documentary, My Octopus Teacher, free diver and filmmaker Craig Foster … Continue reading ‘My Octopus Teacher’ Stuns Audiences, Reinforces Power of Nature – EcoWatch

HISTORY – A monograph of historic sites in the province of New Brunswick W.F. Ganong 1890

If you enjoy history you want want to miss this important detailed publication! Reprinted from 1899 monograph included as part of the Contributions to the History of New Brunswick, this publication gives detailed account of historical places from pre-contact era … Continue reading HISTORY – A monograph of historic sites in the province of New Brunswick W.F. Ganong 1890

EXPLORE – The Blakeney Gold Mine at Basswood Ridge, Charlotte County. NB. 1900 to 2022

THE STORY Today in 2022  the New Brunswick Government has proposed an amendment to the law surrounding mineral rights in New Brunswick which could see mining companies allowed to enter privately owned land – including agricultural land – for prospecting … Continue reading EXPLORE – The Blakeney Gold Mine at Basswood Ridge, Charlotte County. NB. 1900 to 2022

EXPLORE – This Map Of Ghost Towns Across Canada Will Guide You Through The Ultimate Haunted Road Trip

You’ll need brave friends to embark on this journey… Alexandra Toutant If you have a penchant for horror, the grotesque and the macabre, chances are you already have a special place in your heart for abandoned building. There’s something thrilling about … Continue reading EXPLORE – This Map Of Ghost Towns Across Canada Will Guide You Through The Ultimate Haunted Road Trip

EXPLORE: Forts & Fortifications in Maine and the Maritimes

TIME TO PLAN YOUR EXPLORATIONS! Zoom in and click on each balloon to get details about each site. googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1NebS37UDHUKLe3aBuL2pF-GElrc&w=640&h=480 Source: Fundy Tides: EXPLORE: Forts & Fortifications in Maine and the Maritimes Continue reading EXPLORE: Forts & Fortifications in Maine and the Maritimes

EXPLORE: Vermont’s Forest Dale Iron Furnace

  LocationVT 73 and Furnace Rd., Brandon, Vermont Coordinates43°49′55″N 73°2′54″W Area9.8 acres (4.0 ha) Built1810 bySmith, JohnNRHP     The Forest Dale Iron Furnace was a 19th-century iron smelting facility in Brandon, Vermont. Located off Vermont Route 73 east of the village of Forest Dale, it operated between 1810 … Continue reading EXPLORE: Vermont’s Forest Dale Iron Furnace

EXPLORE NB: Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch, Charlotte County, NB

Viewing from the top of Greenlaw Mountain Kennebecasis Naturalist Society Colin Pyette and I drove to Charlotte County to try our luck as observers for the Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch. From Sussex it’s a approximately an hour and 50 minute … Continue reading EXPLORE NB: Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch, Charlotte County, NB

HISTORY – How an endangered tree may link Vikings to New Brunswick

Butternut tree suggests Vikings ‘went well beyond L’Anse aux Meadows,’ amateur historian says Jordan Gill · CBC News · Posted: Oct 26, 2019 8:00 AM AT  The endangered butternut tree may hold clues to where else the Vikings visited in Canada. (Elke Semerad/CBC) An … Continue reading HISTORY – How an endangered tree may link Vikings to New Brunswick

EXPLORE – Saint John Airport to Charlotte County – Getting There & Back

Lots to see during a simple  drive from the Saint John Airport to St. Stephen and St. Andrews and when you return on the divided highway. Saint John Airport to St. George / St. Andrews / St. Stephen Area 1. Welcome … Continue reading EXPLORE – Saint John Airport to Charlotte County – Getting There & Back

EXPLORE: Prowling Grand Manan Island by sail, foot and horse, 1891

Imagine taking 6 hours to travel 16 miles from North Head to southern Head! Imagine catching the tides and the wind to slowly sail your way to visit Grand Manan. It’s 1891 and Samuel Adams Drake explored the coast of … Continue reading EXPLORE: Prowling Grand Manan Island by sail, foot and horse, 1891

SHIPWRECKS – HMS PLUMPER – BAY OF FUNDY -1812

Plumper Hole – site of the wreck of the HMS Plumper on the New Brunswick shore of the Bay of Fundy Click to access treasure_-the-missing-treasure-at-plumper-hole.pdf Click to access wrecksite-plumper-gun-brig-cutter-1807-1812.pdf Source: WRECKSITE – PLUMPER GUN-BRIG (CUTTER) 1807-1812 Your Donation will help … Continue reading SHIPWRECKS – HMS PLUMPER – BAY OF FUNDY -1812

EXPLORE: Planes and Things

Aviation extends over more than two thousand years, beginning with kite flying in China, attempts at tower jumping, balloons, moving forward to supersonic, and hypersonic flight by powered, heavier-than-air jets and more recently to unmanned drones. Leonardo da Vinci’s 15th-century … Continue reading EXPLORE: Planes and Things

LOOKING BACK – Now here is a trip I would like to take!! Secrets of Newfoundland

Abandoned mines and deserted islands, Zodiac boat rides and foraged meals … all this awaits you in Newfoundland. *********************************************** Join us for a week full of adventure, storytelling, and windswept landscapes. We’ll visit three of Newfoundland’s most unique and historic … Continue reading LOOKING BACK – Now here is a trip I would like to take!! Secrets of Newfoundland

EXPLORE: Grand Manan, NB: More Maine than Maine – Coastal Journal, 2016-07-28

Raye Shelley Leonard – Coastal Journal  View of the White Head Island ferry terminal from our cottage on Ingalls Head Road. It’s peak vacation season in the Midcoast, and good luck finding a square of sand for your beach towel … Continue reading EXPLORE: Grand Manan, NB: More Maine than Maine – Coastal Journal, 2016-07-28

HISTORY: Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard: Eerie Graveyard of WWII-era ships

BY ARGUNNERS MAGAZINE ON APRIL 6, 2016 In the video above you’ll see aerial footage of ships left abandoned in Staten Island, NY., in a eerie graveyard of WWII-era ships nicknamed the “Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard”. The Arthur Kill ship graveyard … Continue reading HISTORY: Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard: Eerie Graveyard of WWII-era ships

EXPLORE: Campobello Seaglass Festival has the ultimate map for seaglass explorers!

Just up at Facebook, this fabulous information on seaglass hunting on Campobello Island in NB. Here’s what they have created: Campobello Island Seaglass Festival tS2upohnfsoredt  ·      Happy Seaglass September!!  We have a really big present for you this year … Continue reading EXPLORE: Campobello Seaglass Festival has the ultimate map for seaglass explorers!